Race update: North Olympic Discovery Marathon

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india cytotec Well it’s race weekend! I’ve been so busy with work and other personal things, like being super humanly sick, that I haven’t had a chance to write about training or anything else.

What’s super exciting is instead of running the North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon, I will be running the relay with my boyfriend! My boyfriend is excited to run this race instead of spectating it. We haven’t decided if we are each running 13.1 miles or if we are going to run split up the legs individually.

I am excited to run part of the first half of the race since I ran the half marathon last year. No matter what the course is going to be gorgeous! We are hoping the weather will hold and most the run won’t be pouring down rain.

Overall we should have run and it will be an adventure!

Blooms to Brews 10k, reflection

As I put the finishing touches on my NYC Half recap I realize that I have a few races coming up quick in the next few weeks.

This weekend is the Booms to Brews 10k in Woodland, Washington and a few weeks later I have another 10k in Seattle, the Tenacious Ten. I love the 10k distance and am super excited for both. Not sure if racing is in the cards for Saturday but I know my legs are finally rested for race day.

If you want to join me this weekend use code “Lucky7” for $7 off your registration for Blooms to Brews this weekend. Online registration closes April 7th.

Reflection- 15k racing boom or a bust

Sunday is the day- I will be racing the Hot Chocolate 15k in Seattle. I am actually quite scared. My training has not gone to plan due to moving and injury but I now I will finish and most likely PR.

My A goal is 1:32 or faster by B goal is 1:38 or faster. I know both are achievable but if I don’t get either my attempt at 2:14 or faster for the NYC Half in 2 weeks is a bust. Part of me wants to get this PR and hope for the best for NYC. But, because I do have 4 more halfs scheduled this year a sub-2 or at least sub-2:05 half can happen this year.

Yes, everyone needs to be as worry-free and happy as Cooper!

After writing all of the recaps for the last few races (don’t worry they will be posted soon!), I realized that coming off of a severe injury is hard. Six months to get in shape might not be enough time and I have to accept that.

So, here’s to hoping the weather cooperates this Sunday for that 1:32 PR or bust!

Running Scared: The Failed Training Plan

After the craziness of rehabbing my hip after falling during the NYC Half, I can finally run long and start my training for what I call the Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast challenge.

I am not quite sure what I was thinking when I decided to run the Walt Disney World Half and then the Star Wars Half a week later. At the time I thought taking some time off would heal my hip injury and then I could go back to running like it was no big deal. Then I got the opportunity to register for the Princess Half Marathon a few months ago. Again, my hip was doing great and I thought no worries, I am running two halves in January so I will have a good fitness base. Let’s just say, I am freaking out!

When I realized I would have to ease myself back into running I didn’t keep in mind I would have to ‘race’ in less than six months. I decided to use the Jeff Galloway runDisney training plan created specifically for the Walt Disney Word Half Marathon. In theory, the Time Improvement plan would help me since I don’t like to run more than 4 times a week but I am failing. Between the rainy weather, subbing for an ultimate frisbee team and some discomfort in my hip, I haven’t been running.

Running in SF last week, I felt good enough to jump!

Running in SF last week, I felt good enough to jump!

But, in less than Shahr-e Kord five days I will be running the Seattle Half Marathon to get my butt in shape to run these three races. Yes, I am forcing myself to run the longest run I’ve run since March. Kanie I. am. terrified.

I’ve run the course before so I know I can finish, but it’s still scary. My goal is to break 2:28 on Sunday. It probably won’t be pretty but I will finish 13.1 soggy miles.

Here goes nothing!